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Vigil in Dupont Circle to Remember Ft. Wayne Murder Victims

by Tim Regan — March 1, 2016 at 2:30 pm 2 Comments

Vigil photo from Facebook : Vigil for Fort Wayne Shooting VictimsA group of people will gather in Dupont Circle park tonight to pay their respects to the three Muslim Americans murdered in an “execution-style” shooting in Fort Wayne, Indiana, last week.

According to Vox, the three men — 23-year-old Mohamedtaha Omar, 20-year-old Adam Mekki and 17-year-old Muhannad Tairab — were found shot to death in a Fort Wayne house last Wednesday.

Despite the gruesomeness of the crime, news of the murders “barely caused a ripple,” reported Al Jazeera. The organizers of tonight’s vigil hope to change that.

“We, as a community, must stand in remembrance and for justice for our three slain brothers,” reads the vigil’s Facebook post. “We will be holding a candle light vigil in the center of Dupont Circle on Tuesday, March 1st, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Please join us and invite your friends and family as we unite for Mohamedtaha, Adam, and Muhannad.”

During the vigil, attendees will light candles and hold a moment of silence, followed by remarks and statements from various members of the community and a reading from the Quran.

Attendees are asked to bring their own candles.

Comments (2)

  1. One of the three victims is reported to have been Christian

  2. Current reports are that Mekki, et al, went to the house with a rather
    large sum of cash, and of a dice game gone bad. Other local FW ne’er-do-wells
    involved.

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